San Jose State Is Actively Searching For Its New Head Coach
Patrick, who has assistant coaching experience at the power conference level, is a candidate for San Jose State’s vacancy
David Patrick could bring a great deal of experience to an upstart San Jose State roster
Multiple sources close to the situation have confirmed that TCU assistant coach David Patrick has emerged as a candidate for the San Jose State head coaching vacancy.
Patrick, who completed his first year with the TCU Horned Frogs this past season, has made stops at LSU, Saint Mary’s, and Nicholls State. He helped bring the nation’s top recruit, Ben Simmons, to LSU back in 2015. Patrick has experience at the pro level as well, where he scouted for the Houston Rockets.
As an amateur, Patrick attended Syracuse his freshman season before transferring to Louisiana-Lafayette for his final three years of NCAA eligibility. He averaged 2.5 points and 1.2 assists per game in his college career.
San Jose State’s head coaching vacancy is due to the resignation of four-year head coach Dave Wojcik, who announced he would not be returning for the upcoming season back on July 10th. Wojcik, who lost his father earlier this year, cited personal reasons for his decision.
The Spartans are coming off a 14-16 season, the program’s highest win total since 2011. Brandon Clarke (17.3 PPG, 8.7 RPG), who finished on the All-Mountain West first team this spring after a productive 2017 campaign, will return for his junior season. San Jose State’s other double-digit scorer, Ryan Welage (13.2 PPG), will pair up with Clarke in one of the conference’s top front courts.
The Spartans are searching for their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1996.